Sale Sharks skipper Will Addison looking for ‘consistency’

Sale Sharks captain Will Addison
Sale Sharks captain Will Addison

Sale Sharks captain Will Addison is looking for his side to find some consistency ahead of Friday’s home match with London Irish.

Sharks are 10th in the Premiership having lost their opening two games, the latest a 13-12 home defeat by Newcastle on 8 September.

“We just need that first win to get everything going,” said Addison.

“We need to get into that really consistent productive mindset and converting our gains into points.”

Sale were beaten by a late penalty try against Newcastle last time out, while their first game was a 50-35 defeat at Wasps.

“Everyone is just eager to put last Friday behind us and to try to get that first win at home. We’re confident we can do that,” added Addison.

“London Irish are a better team than they were last time they were in the Premiership so it is going to take a really good performance from us all, but it is a challenge that we are looking forward to.”

Sale Sharks v London Irish

Sale Sharks Director of Rugby Steve Diamond has named his side to take on London Irish at the AJ Bell Stadium on Friday evening (kick off 8pm).

Captain Will Addison moves to full back, Josh Charnley makes his first appearance of the season on the left wing, Bryan Evans returns at Lock to face his former club and Marc Jones makes his first start at Hooker following his return from Bristol in the close season.

Team: 15 Will Addison 14 Denny Solomona 13 Sam James 12 Mark Jennings 11 Josh Charnley 10 AJ MacGinty 9 Faf de Klerk 1 Ross Harrison 2 Marc Jones 3 Alex Tarus 4 Bryan Evans 5 Josh Beaumont 6 Jono Ross 7 Ben Curry 8 Josh Strauss

Replacements: 16 Rob Webber 17 James Flynn 18 Halani Aulika 19 Andre Ostrikov 20 Tom Curry 21 TJ Ioane 22 Will Cliff 23 Mike Haley

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